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14th October 2016

Notice required to close a care business?

As a Registered Manager and owner, when I want to retire if I have not sold the business, how much notice is needed by CQC on an intention to close it?

Dear Marilyn,

On 26 July this year CQC issued a press release titled: New care home closures; guidance for adult social care partners published

The press release refers to the publication of a guide on the closure of a care home; Managing care home closures a good practice guide for local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, NHS England, CQC, providers and partners

If you need to close your home I am sure that you will find this nine page guide helpful.

You can download the guide by clicking here:

I have one further piece of advice do not tell anyone of your plan until you have definitely made up your mind.

With best wishes.


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.

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